Inside Investing

Inside Investing

The CEO Forums provide entrepreneurs with education, mentoring, and peer-to-peer interactive sessions addressing the compelling issues of the day.  The Inside Investing Forum addresses raising capital for small companies.  The panelists represented the Angel, VC, and Entrepreneur communities.
Florida Venture Funds Are Available
Dale Gregory, Cherrystone Management, is a former Telco executive turned Entrepreneur.  Dale is a leader in documenting Florida venture and angel investments and focusing Entrepreneurs on financing opportunities.  Dale has dual degrees from Cleveland State -- BS and MBA in Finance.  Dale is also the Managing Director of Internet Coast. Click Here for Dale's Presentation
AZZLY Is Raising Money and Growing
Entrepreneur Coletta Dorado, CEO of AZZLY, and a well-known Florida entrepreneur tells the CEO Forum that her company is doing a Series A round for just under $2 Million -- and being successful.  Coletta points to an interest in venture investing from family companies as an important Florida source.  She also focused on the entrepreneur's need to take advantage of speaking opportunities and 'pressing the flesh'.  Click Here for Coletta
Rhys Williams Fascinates Entrepreneurs With Inside Stories
New World Angel's CEO, Rhys Williams, captivated a room full of entrepreneurs with an inside look at venture investing.  Rhys explained that the overall strategy was finding that one in ten homerun.  He walked the audience through the internal rules at New World, explaining that his first round investments are now in the $550,000 range with money set aside for future rounds.  Click Here for Rhys's comments
Alternative Financing
Ademil Castrillo_Wells Fargo Small Business Pioneer
ITS Fiber's Well-Known CEO, Jeff Leslie